Hermann Hesseâ€™s classic novel in a new edition containing original writings attributed to the Buddha, The Dhammapada. Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, Siddhartha is the story of a soulâ€™s long quest for the answer to the enigma of manâ€™s role on earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but isnâ€™t content with the discipleâ€™s role. He must work out his own destinyâ€”a torturous road on which he experiences a love affair with the beautiful courtesan Kamala, the temptation of success and riches, the heartache of struggling with his own son, and finally, renunciation and self-knowledge. The name â€śSiddharthaâ€ť is often given to the Buddha himselfâ€”perhaps a clue to Hesseâ€™s aims contrasting the traditional legendary figure with his own conception. This new edition of the classic Siddhartha includes The Dhammapada (â€śPath of Virtueâ€ť), the 423 verses attributed to the Buddha himself, which forms the essence of the ethics of Buddhist philosophy.